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Church Aperitivo Bar
1090 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M6J 1H7
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Church Aperitivo Bar Details
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
Available for small or large gatherings, Church Aperitivo Bar is the perfect backdrop for your next function, With 2,500 square feet of event space, Church is equipped with audio visual capabilities, great sound system, coat check. We offer full catering capabilities as well and specialty cocktails with an extensive wine list.
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Private Party Contact:
Sandra Cassaro (416) 537-1090
Join us Fridays and Saturday nights for live music by our DJs
Special Events & Promotions:
Complimentary Appetizers Wed to Sat from 5-7pm with the purchase of a cocktail. $5 Peroni and $5 Aperitifs
Queen St W & Dovercourt
A word from Church Aperitivo Bar
Church Aperitivo Bar celebrates the occasion to gather with friends and family over delicious traditional italian foods paired with the perfect Aperitivo cocktail in a great atmosphere. Complimentary appetizers from Tues-Sat from 5-7pm with the purchase of a cocktail. DJ on Friday and Saturday
night. Come for dinner and stay all night.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
Diners' Choice Winner
Food was ok, ambience was nice,
service wasn't good."
Dined on 2/28/2014
A client recommended Church
Apperativo and after googling it it sounded like the perfect spot. The location meant we didn't have a huge expensive cab ride from the Roncesvalles area where we live and there looked to be several things on the menu that sounded appetizing and I liked the fact that they offered gluten free pasta, making those dishes an option for me as well. We were thrilled with the quality, flavour, and portion size of everything we ordered (caprese salad, kale salad, sea bass, with a side of mushrooms). The wine list was somewhat small but found something we both enjoyed. The service was friendly and attentive. Overall a great dining experience. I'll definitely go back and will recommend it to others."
Dined on 2/21/2014
Food is fantastic! Great
atmosphere. A great place for great food and drinks on any given night. The only problem I had was waiting for drinks at our table, the waitress was super great but her attentiveness was severely lacking. That was the only disappointment. But besides that it was a great night and will return forsure."
Dined on 2/8/2014
Loved the place and atmosphere.
The only thing I would have to say that was a bit uncomfortable especially when trying to have a conversation, was the music noise level. The live dj is great, but it's not a club."
Dined on 1/17/2014
Went for dinner on Saturday
evening with 4 girlfriends. Had a fantastic time as the service was outstanding and the food absolutely delicious! Will definitely return!"
Dined on 1/25/2014
Send time we've gone to church and
it was just as great as the first. Definitely will go again."
Dined on 1/18/2014
Amazing appetizers, impeccable
service, mains unfortunately didn't live up to expectations."
Dined on 1/4/2014
First of all the Service was
outstanding. Second of all the food was great. All for a reasonable cost."
Dined on 1/3/2014
Food was delicious, service was
attentive and ambience was enjoyable. Great job!"
Dined on 12/27/2013
Was not impressed with food at
aperitivo . Pasta tagliatelle with "wild mushrooms" Featured button mushrooms, maybe one sliver of an oyster mushroom was found. Drinks were small, in glass size and in qty. mixing of drinks very poor, delivered A flat prosecco albeit they gladly exchanged it it still tasted horrible.i dine out enough and cook enough good italian food to know this place is not all that great."
Dined on 12/21/2013
Great spot, classy and love the
renos. Service was amazing!"
Dined on 9/5/2013
The appetizers and mains were
amazing. The meatballs are a must have. Great service extremely attentive and not at all pushy."
Dined on 12/5/2013
Took my mom out for dins before
attending a play and fell in Love with this place. The service was amazing! Combined with the ambiance of this restored church with exposed wooden beams and exposed brick which added the quaint feeling of being in a hidden gem. The food was incredible! We were pleased with everything from appetizers to dessert, especially the Tagliatelle with truffle cream sauce (yummmm!!)"
Dined on 11/30/2013
The restaurant is stunning! The
food is incredible! Very impressed with how the octopus was cooked!! Dessert was simply divine!! Enzo Campisi is a wonderful host!"
Dined on 11/21/2013
The food was delicious. The
ambiance was nice. The night was spent waiting. Waiting for someone to show us to our table (we had resetvations), waiting for the waitress, waiting for our food. We had 9:30 reservations but did not eat until 11:30!!! The waitress was the worst EVER. The food was delicious, but they were sold out of many of the things we tried to order, from the wine, to the specials to regular menu items. By he time we had eaten and were eager to leave, considering how late it had gotten and annoyed by the poor service, we waited some more and had to find the waitress and track down a bill. Maybe it was an off night, but the experience was annoying. If the service was better i would eat there again."
Dined on 11/23/2013
Fantastic place. Definitely
something different and unique in Toronto."
Dined on 11/16/2013
A groupf of 8 went for a 7pm
dinner on a Sat night. As noted on OpenTable, on Fri + Sat nights, seating is limited to 2-hours (assuming the next party is on time). Everyone was pleased with their meals. Grilled octopus and salumi plate for apps. Kale salad looked fantastic. Everyone loved the seabass. The lamb chops were also excellent. DJ comes around 10pm and it get a nice loungy-vibe so you can stay after your meal. Would recommend!"
Dined on 11/16/2013
First off the restaurant is lovely
inside. From our first taste to our last everything was delicious. Service was friendly while still being professional. Will be back for more appetitzers. Meatballs are fantastic! Can't say enough about all the food we shared,it was all perfectly made."
Dined on 11/9/2013
This was a gem of a place. Would
have been great if more people visit this place (there were only 3 tables when we were there on a Wednesday night) because the service was excellent and food is definitely a foodie's heaven except for the pasta that came with the tasting menu. It was filled with olives and a bit pedestrian. The rest was wonderful though. Our server knew how to pair our meal with a clean, floral white wine. I've not been here on a regular menu day but the 4 course tasting menu we had was wonderful."
Dined on 10/23/2013
Will be visiting this place again,
probably on a Tuesday as they have a $5.00 corkage fee!! :)"
Dined on 11/2/2013
We went with some friends for
dinner. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful with our menu suggestions. We ordered some the polenta fries which came with 2 dipping sauces, the one with gorgonzola was nice very good, as well as yellow fin tuna salad (very good) as appetizers. The striploin steak was requested to be cooked rare and it was cooked perfectly! The fish soup was also very good with a good variety of seafood. The mushroom tagliatelle was delicious as well. For dessert we had the millefeule which wasn't as good as the rest of the food. Overall everyone enjoyed their meals very much - we would visit again in the future!"
Dined on 10/27/2013
I love the decor of this resto.
It's posh, cinematic, and modern with a historical twist. This place was quiet on a rainy Thursday evening, but it was just perfect for us. The cocktails and the complimentary crostini & cheeses were great. I enjoyed the braised octopus and the polenta fries very much. The Linguine frutta di mare, however, was a little bit lacklustre. There were not too many choices for dessert. But overall, the food and service were pretty good. Will come back to try more dishes."
Dined on 10/18/2013
Food was authentic. Pasta and
sauce was homemade and extremely good. Wait staff was knowledgeable of food and wine pairings and assisted with making menu decisions. I am looking forward to attending their bi-monthly tasting menu which specializes in italian regional cuisine. Would highly recommend, overall an outstanding experience."
Dined on 10/12/2013
Food and service at Church
Apperitivo were amazing! Polenta fries could've used a more flavourful dipping sauce BUT were cooked perfectly! Amazing meatballs! Gnocchi so soft and fresh they felt like marshmellows! And the best rice balls (arancini) I've ever had!"
Dined on 10/12/2013
When we first sat down, someone
was drilling something which made a bit of noise. Service was very good; the people there are charming. The appetizers were excellent (polenta fries and crostinis) but our main was disappointing. Yellowfin tuna was dry and not that interesting. Dessert was excellet - tiramisu. They ran out of decaf which was a drag. I always love a good coffee at the end of a meal."
Dined on 10/5/2013
I've been wanting to try Church
for a while but it's typically fully booked on my previous attempts. I can see why.... Great service thanks to Enzo, super atmosphere and good food. Eager to try out the regional Italian menus they offer on alternating Wednesdays!"
Dined on 10/4/2013
Food is bang on, service was
exceptional, the restaurant is beautiful!"
Dined on 9/26/2013
My experience overall was great!
The server was friendly and social, the atmosphere was cool and the food was good. My only negative feedback is for the busboys. I understand that Saturday nights are busy, however, reaching over your clients as they eat without excusing yourself or taking plates of food without asking the client If they have finished, is very frustrating and irritating from a client's perspective. All in all, it was a great experience!"
Dined on 9/22/2013
Fantastic food, good atmosphere,
great service, welcoming atmosphere, wine was wonderful"
Dined on 9/22/2013
I had a great birthday dinner with
my two best friends the other night. The servers are sweet and thoughtful, the ambience and architecture was very nice - romantic candles, dark walls and wood beam ceilings were really cool. A little pricey, but totally acceptable for a special occassion or fancy date you want to impress. I had the lamb chops with red peppers and eggplant which was amazing. They surprised me with the best tiramisu I have ever had in my life for dessert. So fresh and topped with raspberries. Definetly worth a visit and a great addition to the stretch on West Queen West."
Dined on 9/14/2013
Church really did a great job of
creating an environment that's new and fresh while also respecting the history and architecture of the building. The service was really good. Our server Noah was on top of things all night and took great care of us. He was knowledgeable and personable and also very attentive. We had a pasta dish which was good. I felt it could have been better (a little bland) but our appetizer was delicious and we've heard their food is typically quite good."
Dined on 9/13/2013
Impecable food, service and
atmosphere. A must go!!"
Dined on 8/15/2013
The food is spectacular, service
is on point and atmosphere is classy and mature. Highly recommend to any groups or couples looking for a place with amazing food in a great setting."
Dined on 8/8/2013
Absolutely love this place. The
food is outstanding always and the service if you get Noah is impeccable. He's amazingly knowledgeable on his wines and food. Doesn't hover or lurk but knows when to come by and times the food to come out at the right time. Brought a couple of friends for their first time and they were blown away. A definite must for any foodies list."
Dined on 8/9/2013
Came here for a farewell dinner
with work colleagues. The place was not very busy but given the weather conditions outside, I'm not surprised. The portions are fairly large for both the regular and summerlicious menu. Made it there during the period where they serve free appetizers with a drink order so that was a nice treat. Would definitely go there again."
Dined on 7/20/2013
We were looking forward to trying
Church Aperitivo as part of the Toronto Summerlicious promotions. Great location, cool decor but felt like second class citizens when it was declared we were there for a promotion offering fixed price menu. When the customary bread was brought to our table it was swiftly removed when the server was told bread was not part of the promotion! All this with a max 2 hour stay prescribed on the promotion menu and 18% gratuity added to the bill so you didn't have t do your own math. Not about to return although the food was okay!"
Dined on 7/19/2013
Everything was lovely, the app and
desert were spectacular. The entree was subpar unfortunately. The gnocchi was mushy and tasteless. But the apancini and desert were delicious!"
Dined on 7/19/2013
Food was delicious,,,service was
on point. Atmosphere hip and classy!"
Dined on 7/13/2013
Went for summerlicious, it was my
first time going there. Food and drinks were delicious, I also enjoyed the atmosphere"
Dined on 7/11/2013
I was defiinitely not impressed
with the fact that I had booked reservations a month in advance and when speaking to confirm our booking with the restaurant, the promised they would not seat us at the bar area. When we got the the place we were seated in the most high traffic spot in the bar area (the worst spot by far). The service was average, but they placed a 20% mandatory tip on our bill; it has never happened to me during summerlicious at high scale places....not impressed and likely won't return."
Dined on 7/13/2013
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